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THE TADPOLE OF PHYSALAEMUS MOREIRAE (ANURA: LEIUPERIDAE)

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Author(s):
Provete, Diogo B. [1] ; Garey, Michel V. [1] ; Dias, Natacha Y. N. [1] ; Rossa-Feres, Denise de C. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Bot & Zool, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Herpetologica; v. 67, n. 3, p. 258-270, SEP 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

We describe the external morphology of the tadpole of the frog Physalaemus moreirae. We also provide a review of internal oral features, chondrocrania, and a characterization of the genus based on larval traits. The internal oral features and the external morphology of P. moreirae are most similar to P. jordanensis, a species allocated to the P. gracilis group. None of the larval traits supports the current intrageneric arrangement of species, because several features are shared by species belonging to different species groups. We argue for the inclusion of larval traits in future phylogenetic studies in order to understand the evolution of larval characters. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 01/13341-3 - Diversity of Anuran Amphibians from São Paulo State
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 06/54308-2 - Structure and ecomorphology of taxocenosisof tadpoles in the Atlantic Rainforest
Grantee:Natacha Yuri Nagatani Dias
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/52321-7 - Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants